Deep Work: How to Excel in an Increasingly Distracted WorldResources
Whether you work in an office or remotely, it seems that the number of distractions that we face in our daily lives is only increasing every day. As improved technology and continued innovation – particularly in the software space – has given us countless tools to use to boost our productivity and stay connected with each other, it has also perhaps provided too many options.
The study found that workers are not doing value-added work for most of the work week, the role-specific tasks account for only 39% of the average week of an employee. How do we excel in an increasingly distracted world then? This is where the concept of “deep work” comes in.
Deep work refers to the ability to work in a “deep” or highly focused state that lasts for a long period of time without any distraction or interruption.
To begin to do deep work you first may need to learn how to practice deep work. The following strategies will help you:
Choose a strategy
Build a deep work routine
Make a radical change
Collaboration with others
Make focus your default mode
Add time pressure
Allow for deep thinking
Practice memory games
Eliminate Digital Distractions
Purge Shallow Work from Your Life
For more information about these useful tactics read the full article.